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It's been a while and a lot has happened! I've been back and forth with my nurse and GP discussing the next step for the rest of the weight I need to lose especially because PCOS is very painful and makes it harder for me. We finally decided that I trial Orlistat for 3 months to see how I get on and today was my first dose. Some may see this as an easy way out but there is a particular diet I have to follow and a certain amount of water I have to drink. I have a bit of a tummy ache at the moment but nothing I cant handle. I already eat a good diet even though I have treats now and then, we shouldn't have to cut out all the foods we love and I definitely won't be! 
March 12, 2022 in

Buzzin' Bees

You could say I have an unhealthy obsession with all things bees and my house is slowly turning into a shrine for them but funnily enough I think they don't get enough credit for what they do for this world. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, they work hard to polanate amounst other thinbs such a predicted storms. There are over 20,000 different kinds of known bees each slightly different looking. Believe it or not wasps pollinate too so they're not completely evil even though they still terrify me!
February 04, 2022 in

What a Mess.

I've completed my first treat for my 12 days of self care which was treat myself to new book, this was something I was going to leave for further along in the year because I wanted to try and read the books I had but instead we popped into Waterstones and the books were calling me. I only ended getting 1 which was good for me, I had picked up 5 different ones to choose from and settled on These Violent Delights, I also went into Primark to get some new workout gear due to the weight I had lost and I was so surprised my actual size fit me, usually with Primark their sizing is very off and leaves me in a state so I took a gamble. 
January 20, 2022 in

Reducing The Bad Stuff.

This isn't going to be a post preaching to others about what I think they should do in their life. This is about what is best for me and my health and making changes for my body, I've looked into this I've spoken to people and made this choice myself, products we use can cause more issues than we know and cheap isn't always best especially with how damaging some materials such as plastic can be to people, take BPA plastics for example, this kinda of plastic is found in so many things and can be very damaging for your health. We usually check that what we buy is BPA safe for piece of mind. 

Its been nearly 2 weeks since I published my post on what I want to do in 2022. One of which was about weight, this is something I have struggled with for many years, my weight has always gone up and down but a couple of years ago I was very unhealthy. From that point I realised I needed a lifestyle change and since then I found out I have PCOS which accounts for my weight gain and explains a lot.

Hygge has been around for a few years now, I can remember just how much it blew up and being one of those people unsure of looking into it more and as of recently I gave it a chance. This blog centers around cosiness which is basically what Hygge means as does the Klys in my blog name and my ultimate goal is to be as cosy and comfy whenever I can. I fell in love with Hygge due to Pinterest, i kept coming across articles on it and decided to check it out myself. What is hygge exactly: Hygge is a Danish word which simply is translated to living a simple life and has been around since the 18th century, a lot of today's society have started using it again in order to not only live a calm life but one filled with gratitude. Some people mistake it with a simplistic decor but it's much more than that, here is how you can apply Hygge to your life:
January 02, 2022 in

12 Months of Self-care

This probably sounds like a lot to take on but it's not as overwhelming as it sounds. I'm undertaking 12 months of self-care where at least one day of the month I do something I love  treat myself, visit somewhere etc in order to keep my sainty/build up my confidence. You see when we was in lockdown I loved it up until the point where it made my mental health even worse and made me even more of a hermit than I was before. It doesn't help that I've had so many tests and stressful hospital appointments. I want to be able to do something that doesn't include locking myself away indoors and this is where this blog post comes into play, I've come up with a list of things I can do to achieve this, some are indoors for when things get too overwhelming for me:
December 30, 2021 in

2022 Brings New Changes.

I'm currently sat next to my window watching the rain come down heavily wrapped up in a blanket. It sounds ironic but being cosy is all I ever I want to do in life. Since being in my 30s there are a lot of wants for myself in life, I believe it's important that you should treat yourself even if people think it's stupid. You're the person you has to live with yourself and your happiness is the most important thing in your life. Here is what I want to do in life and in general starting in 2022:
December 21, 2021 in

Waving Goodbye to 2021.

How is it winter already? Autumn zoomed past us, it was so mild but now we have reached winter it got cold so quickly within a day! Luckily my cat gives me lots of warm snuggles. She has been poorly lately and has now been put on a special diet which she was far from happy about. Now Christmas is days away I can breathe a sigh of relief, although it's only the two of us Christmas still feels extremely stressful this year I promised myself that I wouldn't allow Christmas to stress me out.
December 12, 2021 in ,

Autumnal Mevagissey

We popped to Mevagissey last month after my hospital appointment, I needed a distraction and what better place to go than Mevagissey. We sat down and had a sausage roll and enjoyed the nice chill in the air. I love watching people walk past with their dogs as the dogs will usually come up to us and say hello, animals are the most purest of souls bound to make anyone smile. Speaking of animals I met the most gorgeous cat who let me pet them, they had such a pretty fur coat. I also saw my first Robin of the year chirping away in a bush, I managed to get a beautiful picture of it which you can see below. 
November 14, 2021 in

Taking Time Out.

This has been sitting in my drafts and I've finally decided to just post it. We are coming to the end of 2021 now, it feels like it's zoomed so fast that I never got to experience the year properly. I was lucky enough to go to a few places and enjoy the sun in the summer but my anxiety has been high. Being able to get vaccinated and have my booster has only helped slightly with my thoughts and anxieties and on top of that I find myself panicking far more than I ever have. My health has been rubbish, it made me feel even worse because I've been working so hard to getting to a good place with my body. 
September 26, 2021 in

The Mist - E.M.R

A few years ago I wrote a poem called "The Mist" it's something I go back and read because it was the darkest part of my life. I often think about how far I've come and how lucky I am to have a roof over my head and have my life heading in a better direction now than it ever has so I thought I would share it with you all.

I won't lie, summer is the worst time of year for me, I have big flare ups because the heat makes my condition worse, my condition is known as NCS also know as Neurocardiogenic Syncope, it can be a complicated condition as it doesn't affect just one thing it affects many most of the time I'm sleeping or having to rest snuggled on the sofa and it can get very lonely but I make the most of things by playing games I have to review, reading and watching my fav shows or movies but when I'm not doing this we do like to pop out no matter the weather, we want to make the most of the time we have.

One of the most popular places to be lately is Charlestown Harbour, people keep calling it Poldark Harbour and as much as I love the show I will never refer to it as that. Charlestown has always been the place I visit the most, there may not be much to do but its such a pretty little place that has a lot of soul. The tall ships are my favourite things to view especially since seeing them being used in Alice in Wonderland and watching how they shot the end scene on the ships, it's one of them memories you look back on and think I was definitely at the right place at the right time, I got to meet my favourite director Tim Burton and his wife at the time Helena Bonham Carter along with Mia Wasikowska who played Alice.

After spending most of my life in South East London younger me could never had seen herself moving so far away from her friends and family yet now I can happily say I'm living in the place I was always meant to be. This may sound ridiculous to some but I never really felt like I fit in when I lived in London, although I had a lot of friends and everything I could need on my doorstep the one thing I didn't have was the vision of spending the rest of my life there. It took me a while to realise this and even though I moved back to London a few months after I moved to Cornwall I knew it wasn't the right choice and I needed to go back.

Hello as most of you know I'm Elle (L) I'm in my early 30s and have a chronic illness, I have been debating about launching this blog as its been sitting unused for a couple of years now, I wasn't sure what to call it or what to do with it but a few weeks back I made the choice to start living my life to the best of my own abilities, you may say well don't people normally do this and the answer is yes but I have been in such a negative headspace that I needed to do something about it. Having a chronic illness that stops me from doing what I want to most days can be depressing but with the help of my partner I have began to love life again and appreciate the small things. Being stuck in doing nothing due to a pandemic gave me a lot of time to think about things and who I want to be as I grow older, to be honest I just want a nice calm life and to enjoy growing old with James in Cornwall and share it with you all on here!